Meet CCDFI’s 2021 ‘B’ Bold Intern: Rafael Bravo

Rafael - 'B' Bold Internship Awardee - 2021

Name: Rafael Bravo
Grade: Exiting High School Senior / College Freshman
Favorite Subject: History

Q: Please share one fun fact about yourself. 

Rafael: I was Captain of the Varsity wrestling team at Santiago HS for 3 years. 

Q: Any hobbies?

Rafael: I enjoy watching basketball and MMA with my friends and family. I also enjoy playing pool/billiards.

Q: What are your strengths?

Rafael: I feel I can find efficient ways to accomplish certain tasks.

Q: Any hidden talents?

Rafael: I can do some basic cards tricks.

Q: Would you say you have a more outgoing or reserved personality?

Rafael: Reserved.

Q: Who do you look up to?

Rafael: Both of my parents. They went through so much for me and my siblings; I owe all of my success to them.

Q: Name one challenge you’ve faced and explain how you overcame it.

Rafael: I struggled with my confidence during my freshman years. I overcame this by joining school clubs and being a part of wrestling. Leading the team and constantly working out boosted my confidence and made me into a much better person.

Q: Where do you hope to attend college?

Rafael: I’m currently attending UC Berkeley.

Q: What is your dream job?

Rafael: A business consultant or financial advisor in the sports industry.

Q: How did you hear about the ‘B’ BOLD Internship Award Program?

Rafael: My SteppingUp advisor recommended it to me.

Q: Why did you decide to apply?

Rafael: I wanted to gain experience on what the finance world was like.

Q: What does being selected mean to you?

Rafael: It means a lot, it’s an opportunity I’m very grateful for and I hope to learn many new things regarding Finance.

Q: What do you hope to learn at CCDFI?

Rafael: I hope to learn what it’s like to be in a corporate environment. I also want to gain new skills that can benefit me in the future.

Q: What department or area sounds the most interesting to you?

Rafael: So far, Underwriting seems most interesting since they are the “detectives.”

Q: Anything else you’d like us to know—anything at all?

Rafael: Another fun fact about me is I enjoy hiking with my family and friends.

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